Can Social Norms Motivate Employee Conservation Efforts?

dc.contributor.author Orazem, Peter
dc.contributor.author Nusser, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Cutrona, Carolyn
dc.contributor.author Morton, Joel
dc.contributor.author Orazem, Peter
dc.contributor.author Rosenblatt, Tanya
dc.contributor.author Cutrona, Carolyn
dc.contributor.author Krizan, Zlatan
dc.contributor.author McCormick, James
dc.contributor.author McCormick, James
dc.contributor.author Nusser, Sarah
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2019-07-18T06:38:02.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:14:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:14:32Z
dc.date.embargo 2016-11-27
dc.date.issued 2015-08-22
dc.description.abstract <p>A randomized experiment is used to test whether employees will take actions to lower short- and long-run electricity use when their actions are unobservable and only the firm can benefit. Results suggest that social norms act as a coordinating device supporting worker conservation efforts. Electricity use fell 5.2% on average in buildings that were provided information on their own energy use compared to that in a paired building. The energy reductions have persisted over three years. Feedback on own past usage and provision of promotional information induced smaller and<br />statistically insignificant reductions in electricity use.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Oil, Gas, and Energy
dc.subject.disciplines Public Economics
dc.subject.keywords Electricity
dc.subject.keywords Free rider; conservation
dc.subject.keywords social norms
dc.subject.keywords competition
dc.subject.keywords feedback
dc.subject.keywords information
dc.subject.keywords coordination
dc.title Can Social Norms Motivate Employee Conservation Efforts?
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